2018 Research Funded

The Delaware Soybean Board approved funding of seven research projects totaling $67,217 focusing on issues of fertigation rates, nutrient uptake, and management techniques for disease and pest control.

Funding was provided through the Soybean Checkoff Program, which was authorized by Congress in 1990. The checkoff assesses one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at their first point of sale for research, marketing and education projects.

Projects that were funded for 2018 include:


Pest and Beneficial Arthropod Survey of Delaware Soybean, David Owens, University of Delaware.


Phosphorus Uptake Potential in Soybean Roots, Naveen Kumar, University of Maryland Eastern Shore.


Assessing the Impacts of Row Spacing and Fungicide Timing on Disease Control and Profitability in Double Crop Soybean Production Systems, Andrew Kness, University of Maryland.


Late Herbicide Applications for Palmer Amaranth: Can We Prevent a Train Wreck?, Mark VanGessel, University of Delaware.


Evaluation of Nitrogen and Sulfur Fertigation Rates and Timings in Irrigated Full Season Soybeans, Cory Whaley, James Adkins & Jarrod Miller, University of Delaware.


Control of Slugs in a Multi-Trophic Context: Using Friends to Manage Foes, Ivan Hiltpold, University of Delaware


Reducing Deer Damage to Corn Using Forage Soybean as Biological Fencing, Jason Wight, University of Maryland.